Product Type: The Body Shop Bath / Shower
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Expensive, exfoliating strawberries. The Body Shop Strawberry Body Polish.
The Body Shop Strawberry Body Polish
Member Name: trayrope
The Body Shop Strawberry Body Polish
Advantages: Nice scent, creamy lather, good exfoliating particles.
As part of a Christmas present in 2011 I received a tube of The Body Shop Strawberry Body Polish. I received the 200ml size that currently retails for £10; it also comes in 75ml size for £5. I have not used this body scrub with any regularity but as I am getting towards the end of the tub I thought I would review it.
The tube is typical of most Body Shop products in that it is a clear plastic tube with a flip lid on the bottom. The labelling on the front is minimal and also in French, the label contains a picture of some very nice looking strawberries. The back label tells me that the shower scrub contains walnut shell and kiwi seeds to gently exfoliate and Community Fair Trade honey to moisturise, I am also told that this is not facial use and that Body Shop is against animal testing. The list of ingredients is quite extensive and can be found on the Body Shop website.
The Body Polish is a vibrant red colour and contains some visibly large black flecks that I think are kiwi seeds and some smaller pale red flecks that I would think are ground walnut shell. For a long time I actually thought the black flecks were strawberry seeds till I read the labelling.
The Body Polish smells quite nice although it does not make me think of fresh strawberries, it smells more like strawberry chup a chups. The consistency of the Body Scrub is just right in that it is not too runny (like shower milk) nor to thick (hair gel) when squeezing it out it makes me think of Hartley's squeezy jam. When in use I can feel the different sized scrubby bits in the Polish, I feel as though the smaller particles are actually cleansing my skin and removing dead skin cells, but the larger kiwi seeds don't seem to do anything, but they do look nice.
The Body Polish creates a nice creamy lather that is not overly frothy. The lather smooths over my skin in nice contrast to the scrubby bits. The Body Polish rinses away fully and when dry my skin feels soft and has a slight hint of strawberry scent, the scent smell more natural when on skin than it does in the tube, my skin does feel in need of moisturising but that is only to be expected with an exfoliating product and complementary products are available within the same range. The product is labelled as being suitable for everyday use but I think that if I used this everyday my skin would become very dry.
All things considered I like the scent, the lather is nice and creamy and the exfoliating particles feel nice and natural unlike some products I have used where I end up feeling like I have rolled in sand, the packaging is good and the flip lid on the bottom ensures no product will go to waste.
Although I am happy with The Body Shop Strawberry Body Polish it is not a product I use with any regularity and I would not purchase it for myself. I think the £10 price tag is very excessive and would much rather have 5 bottles of Radox shower products than this one product from The Body Shop.
Thank you for reading.
Summary: I like this as a present but would not buy it for myself.
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